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and laid on the table, with no intervening action or debate, that no further motions be in order to any of the nominations, any related statements be printed in the record and that president obama be immediately notified of the senate's action. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. reid: i ask unanimous consent the veterans' affairs committee be discharged from further consideration of presidential nomination 2024, that the nomination be confirmed, the motion to reconsider be considered made and laid on the table with no intervening action or debate, and no further motions be in order to the nomination, any related statements be printed in the record and president obama be immediately notified of the senate's action and the senate then resume legislative session. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. reid: mr. president, i ask unanimous consent that the armed services committee be discharged from further consideration of h.r. 139 -- i'm sorry. 1339. we now proceed to this matter. the presiding officer: the clerk will report. the clerk: h.r. 1339, an act to designate the
on the table. the president will be immediately notified of the senate's action and the senate will resume legislative session. mr. levin: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from michigan. order in the senate, please. the senator from michigan. mr. levin: we hope that cloture will be voted now. we've disposed of 119 amendments to this bill. i talked to the majority leader. and if we do vote cloture tonight, which of course senator mccain and i hope we will, we're still going to try to clear some additional amendments using the same process we've used up to now. and we would hope that we could clear some additional amendments right up to the time of final passage. we've asked the majority leader, hopefully we can get to final passage tomorrow at some point. the clerk: cloture motion, we the undersigned senators in accordance with the provisions of rule 22 hereby move to bring to a close debate on s. 3254 for fiscal year 2013 for military activities of the department of defense and so forth and for other purposes. signed by 18 senators. the presiding officer: by unanimous cons
much involved in action oriented programs. want to be known as the thing tank. i want to be known as an action oriented place that can make a difference in the world. i want to thank you all for having faith in us when we first convince you to support the bush center on the smu campus. laura and i just got back from a boy, and the nba. we went over there because at the bush center, one of her major initiatives is to honor human life. we believe all life is precious, whether they live in america for the continent of africa were disturbed by the fact that many women who have hiv/aids -- hiv virus are getting cervical cancer and not much is being done about it. so with your help could whip together together a collaborative effort to save lives. part of the mission was to kick off what we call pink ribbon, red pregnant in botswana as well as follow up in zambia where we kicked it off in december. laura and i also liked to go on refurbish a clinic. i wanted it to be a matter doesn't matter what your status is in life, you're never too proud to handily pay rush. ended up with more paint
received distinguished service cross for his actions but it is typical of many rangers out there, never been a ranger who received a medal of honor and after the breast campaign the men moved in boxcars that could take 40 men or eight horses, moved up to a place which some people call the factory of death, a six months campaign, the longest battle of world war ii that never took place, the allies were convinced the forest would be an assembly area that if it wasn't neutralized the allied armies would be attacked, the germans recognized the forces in a natural defensive place and spend several days pouring it with german veterans, every single -- the place was pre registered, there were bunkers, it was a death trap. there were hundreds and hundreds of thousands of mines across the forest floor and conifer trees blocked the sunlight, it was hard to see at times. in blog co. a battalion was placed at the reserve unit. it was fair, special operations missions and many of them took place. but all the men have universally said one thing, our longest day was not d-day. was december 7th, 1944.
intervening action or debate on calendar number 834, 835 and 877 in that order. the motion to reconsider be considered made and laid on the table, there be no intervening action or debate and that no further motions be in order and that any related statements be printed in the record and that president obama be immediately notified of the senate's action and the senate then resume legislative session. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. reid: mr. president, i ask unanimous consent that at a time to be determined by the majority leader, after consultation with the republican leader, the senate proceed to the consideration of the conference report to accompany h.r h.r. 43, the department of defense authorization act, for fiscal year 2013, that there be up to an hour of debate equally divided between the two leaders their designees prior to a vote on adoption of the conference report. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. reid: thank you, mr. president. i would note the absence of a quorum. the presiding officer: the clerk will call the roll. quorum call: quorum call: quor
particularly want to thank you, we need to take action. congress needs to come together and take action to protect the safety of our children. we must do better. there have been too many episodes in which children's lives and others have been lost that we must figure out ways to do things, to act to prevent these types of tragedies. this conversation must include a discussion about the culture of violence that preemanates our culture today, including the glorification of violence to our children and young adults. we see too much of this violence and it has to have an impact on young children. we need to know how we can responsibly deal with this circumstance. must include a discussion of the mental health services provided to americans, including our students. many of us have talked about this in the past. we have to be more aggressive in dealing with the mental health needs of all the people in our community. and as chairman leahy pointed out, we must discuss the issue about the ready access of individuals to weapons. now, i know there are different views in this congress. i must tell
, wait. hold your horses. do not take action because kissinger is going to move on with provided doctors. when the telegram was sent from the state department to the embassy during yom kippur, the egyptian and syrian armies were already on their way to destroy the jewish state. that is an example of a mistake because the leader at the time, she was afraid to take a preemptive attack. she was afraid to hold the reserve because she said i don't know what will be the reaction in washington. and dr. kissinger was very strong. nixon was going down, he was going up and she was afraid from his reaction. because of her approach, we almost lost the world. that is why today we do with the issue of iran, we have to take the decision which is good for israel. maybe it will not be popular in the u.n. for sure. everything you say about israel and the standard of the one sponsored by u.s. money of some event maybe one day will be a committee to look at the decision and the u.n. but also it will not be popular in the u.s. only today, secretary clinton a few hours ago said we should not put any red light
obama be immediately notified of the senate's action and the senate then resume legislative session. the presiding officer: is there an objection? without objection. mr. reid: i ask unanimous consent the senate proceed to the consideration of calendar number 575 s., 3454. the presiding officer: the clerk will report. the clerk: calendar number 475, s. 3454, a bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2013 for intelligence and intelligence-related activities, and so forth and for other purposes. the presiding officer: is there objection to proceeding to the measure? without objection. mr. reid: thanks, mr. president. i ask unanimous consent that a feinstein-chambliss substitute amendment which is at the desk be agreed to, the bill as amended be read a third time and passed, and the senate proceed to vote on passage of this measure. the presiding officer: without objection. the substitute amendment is agreed to. and the clerk will read the bill as amended a third time. the clerk: calendar number 475, s. 3454, a bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2013 for intellige
received the distinguished service cross for the actions. but it's typical of many of the rangers out there, they never -- there's never been a ranger in world war ii that received the medal of honor. and after the campaign the men moved in boxcars that could take 40 men or eight horses, 0 -- 40 and 8. they moved up to the factory of death. it was a six month campaign. it was a battle, the longest battle of world war ii or that never needed to take place. the forest was -- the allies were convinced the forest was going to be an assembly area that if it wasn't neutralized, the allied armies would be attacked from the flanks. the germans recognized the forest as a natural defensive place. they spent several days in the forest, and i've severe every single -- there were, the place was preregistered, there were bunkers, it was a death trap. there were hundreds and hundreds of thousands of mines strewn across the forest floor, there were conifer trees that blocked the sunlight. it was very hard to seat at times. and dog company and the second ranger pal onwas placed in the -- battalion was place
to be a powerful nation on the earth has decided to take powerful action against the weakest, most vulnerable individuals on the earth. and those are children without families. it makes no sense whatsoever for the country of russia to take the action that they did, because they're in a disagreement with us here in america, and maybe others around the world, about human rights violations regarding adults. the russian government in front of the whole world has taken that out, their anger and frustration, on their own children. their own children, who are orphans, their own children who are sick, their own children who in some cases are disabled. it makes no sense in the world. i was trying to thank, the senator from missouri, what would ever possess the united states of america or any country to take their anger and frustrations out on children. and that's what the duma did. and so they are hurting their own children and we would like to urge them strongly in this resolution, which i'm going to submit for its immediate consideration on my behalf and senator blunt and senator inhofe, we would li
and colombia export agreements. hopefully our bipartisan actions today to boost exports to russia will signal a new chapter, for us to engage as a congress and with the administration in a much more ambitious and proactive trade policy. i'm pleased this bipartisan bill received such broad support from republicans and democrats in the house, getting 365 votes, and i urge my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to now support this legislation before us. thank you, madam president. i yield the floor. a senator: madam president? the presiding officer: the senator from michigan is recognized. mr. levin: madam president, i understand now under the existing unanimous consent agreement that we are going to be proceeding to debate a judge. i would ask unanimous consent that immediately after the disposition of that nomination that i be the first democratic senator recognized when we return to the pending trade bill. the presiding officer: without objection, so ordered. under the previous order, the senate will proceed to executive session to consider calendar number 676, which the clerk will report.
administrative actions are taken inside the state department as a >> what administrative actions are taken inside the state department as a result of this report? >> everything the report has suggested has been embraced by the department and more. secretary clinton has sent out additional measures she think can contribute to advancing the interests set out in the report itself. so i think that will become clear tomorrow. secretary burns and secretary ninth will report in an open session and let open steps being taken. it is a huge step forward to address the lessons learned from them passÉ, which are important to everybody. or 70,000 employees of the day 275 different posts. people are at risk. it's a dangerous world we are in any think this report is going to significantly advance the security interest in those personnel of our country. a major stop there if they will pick it up tomorrow. [inaudible] >> yes, the report specifically calls on resources. there is a need to put about $2.5 billion a year over a number of years into efforts to strengthen our security sadness in various critical place
from the united nations on this presidential statement condemning the actions of north korea can set the stage for tougher actions in the future if china -- if north korea were to launch another missile. that missile has been launched. we now think it's time for tougher actions since her engaging diplomatically with china and other members of the u.n. security council on tougher resolutions and possibly sanctions against north korea. >> make any progress quick >> if you type to the state department to figure out what's going on. we've conveyed very frankly, candidly to the chinese in both washington d.c. and beijing in my case. >> in beijing, what is the view that you can tell of kim jong-un about what power he has, who he is, what its capabilities are to stay in north korea? >> the chinese believe we need to give north korea a chance in and develop economically. china would like all the parties that are part of the six party talks to get back to the table and to see if we can't encourage better behavior from north korea as opposed to imposing sanctions now and trying to coerce north
there's a break in the action, fans come up to me and say, hi, max, good to see. we start talking about football. but often turned to washington, especially the fiscal crisis. not once did someone say, don't do this, don't raise my taxes, don't count my favorite program. not once did i receive a parochial treaty request. my montana bosses told me again and again, max, just get it done. you guys need to work together. just get it done. i was really almost stunned at the unity and the intensity with which people spoke to me, get it done. now, these folks didn't ask for stalemates. they didn't ask for influx of billy. they didn't ask for our leaders to dig in over ideological things. they are pragmatic. american people want congress and the president to work together. they want us to tackle these challenges. keeping with the football theme, i want to show the words of vince lombardi, the famed actress -- packers coach wants it people to work together win. whether it be against complex football defenses, or the problem of modern society, end quote. this is a simple lesson, one we all learne
by executive action or legislative action, we will convene such a commission. but, mr. president, i want to make very clear i am not offering this idea as a substitute for any action that we can take now, any action that the president can take now, for instance, with regard to the existing laws that are aimed at preventing people who shouldn't have guns from having them, keeping guns that really are military and are not part of hunting or sports shooting off the market. anything the president can do, anything congress can do. now, i would support a restoration of the assault ban today. these are weapons developed by our military originally, not by private industry for hunting or sport shooting purposes. they shouldn't be sold. we have got the background checks in the brady bill. if you attempt to buy a gun from a licensed federal firearms dealer, why shouldn't that exist for people who would buy a gun at a gun show, where incidentally terrorists we know have bought guns. so anything we can do quickly we ought to do. but i also think that a commission will make sure that we won't let the
, and of course we need to strengthen our gun laws so i hope by legislative action we'll convene such a commission. mr. president, i want to make clear, i am not offering this idea as a substitute for any action that we can take now. any action that the president can take now, for instance, with regard to the existing laws that are aimed at preventing people who shouldn't have guns from having them. keeping guns that are military and not part of hunt organize sports shooting, off the market. anything the president can -- anything the president can do anything congress can accommodate i support a restoration of the assault ban today. these are weapons developed by our military onlily north by private industry, for hunting or sports shooting purposes. they shouldn't be sold. we've got the background checks and the brady bill. if you attempt to buy a gun from a licensed federal firearms dealer, why shouldn't that exist for people who buy a gun at a gun show? where, incidentally, terrorists we know have bought guns. so anything we can do quickly, we ought to do, but i also think that a commission will
action, indianapolis became a model for other cities across the nation. when the law took effect in 1970 indianapolis population rose from 476,000 to 783,000. moving from the 26th largest city to one of the nation's dozen large cities literally overnight. why didn't the numerous positive changes in indianapolis over the past 40 years, i see the fulfillment of the vision of then mayor dick lugar. not the midwest has a way of producing bad and the amended decency. none of us fall in that category. sometimes that sense is questioned, but we do have individuals who have the ability to see to the heart of the matter and find a way to resolve a problem. such scale is extremely valuable in the united states senate. a body by its very design is supposed to foster compromise between legislators on issues before the nation. and so it was a natural progression that following his success as mayor, dick lugar's next job would be serving hoosiers is the united states senator. since 1977, senator lugar has represented hoosiers have served our nation admirably. without question, senator lugar is the typ
on marshall and fdr to get this kind of action in place? >> i don't think he bluffed marshall or fdr, but, of course, he was a good politician. he was a great politician. he used to say he didn't like politics, but the approval rating of president was 65%, a number modern politicians would kill for. he was very good. the way he did it, and i'm not the first to discover it, but he had the great gift of being underestimated and how useful it was to be underestimated, and so montgomery could swan around, and churchill could bluster, and patton could be patton, and eisenhower kept it steady because he knew he was in charge. he let other people have the glory and blow off the steam, but at the end. -- but at the end of the day, he was running the show. he was marvelous at it. nothing preabs you to be president, but running the liberation of europe is not a bad preparation. [laughter] on the first night in office, he writes in the diary, "plenty of troubles and challenges ahead, but, you know, in a way, it feels like a continuation of what i did since 1941 and before." he was unphased by the jo
. given the extensive series of emergency action committee reports and diplomatic security spot reports, that indicated that the security situation in eastern libya was coming from that to worse why was the state department unprepared for an assault. especially on the anniversary of the worst terrorist attack in the united states history. the report provides the beginning of an answer when it states that there was a pervasive realization among the personnel and the special mission was sent a high priority when it came to the security related requests. the security was not a priority just what was the priority of this department in libya and in benghazi in particular? but we should be careful not to focus our attention entirely on the tragic failure in benghazi and regard it as an isolated incident. one cannot look at the evidence and conclude anything other than what was a systematic failure for brard and more worrisome implications we cannot expect the same bureaucracy at the state whose management failures are now manifest to objectively review the departments organization procedure a
't think we are -- throw money at our have some program or some covert action. we need to approach the issue with some sense philosophically. the reality is there's racial we can do except protect against the interest we currently have in the region. weekend for the next 30 or 40 years think about how you create can't trace of general liberals who may someday run the country. i grew up in mexico. very briefly. mexico was a horrible backward authoritarian place with his loser presidents, and all of a sudden you get guys like fox and calderÓn, and where did they come from? they have a ph.d from the university of chicago. that's how it happened. find those 10 people, educate them and maybe some good will come 20 years down the road. >> you mentioned the justice component of a lot of these islamist parties. there's an argument that can be made that this is a response to the corruption of these you sponsored regimes. i would say that in the case of gaza which you mentioned, rob, that was a very series component. any thoughts how to combat that or includes this in the right direction? >
is >> by the government is sent. >> big government makes decisions and takes action based on political agenda, they sounded so foolish political. it's about meeting its own political selfish needs and free markets are meeting the real-world needs of people. >> is somebody who follows economics and former financial journalist and has opinions on this issue, bernie middaugh, jamie diamond, in your view with those two treated fairly by the federal government? >> i would even put them in the same breath actually. i didn't bernie middaugh probably be deserved. he's a serial killer capitalism. you don't condemn a whole society of criminal elements and street crimes. you don't say everybody should be in jail because he thought criminals. there's bad people in all systems. the cap will assist in of a free-market system will channel people self-interest into the most construct of activity that benefit everyone. >> jamie diamond called before congress because his company lost money. >> there's a risk and market. he did a very good job in the series pushing back and explaining. that's really scary right
at the height of the crisis. while hud is already taken action to prevent provincial mortgage insurance fund for single-family loan, seek a better fund, -- [inaudible] suggests much more needs to be done to prevent such a draw. want to hear more today about the administration's actions and proposals to manage the risks to taxpayers stemming from their -- [inaudible]. what safeguards are in place to ensure -- [inaudible]. the administration's actions and proposals will not be sufficient to restore fha's fiscal health, and it plans to work with colleagues on both sides of the aisle on the banking committee to find a bipartisan way to make that happen. now i will turn to ranking member shelby. i want to recognize his work of the ranking member on this committee for the past six yea years. this may be our last year together this year, and we'll have a new ranking member next year. part of our bipartisan record the last two years -- bipartisanship of this committee has been known for -- we have passed significant dose together in congress. and i thanked senator shelby for his service. with that,
the actions that have been fighting for over years. there are many that have been proved to be trusted with people. i don't thought how much this administration tried the good people. when you talk to officials. how do i know who's good and who's bad? if they are trying to find your man now, it is too late already. but the problem in a year -- [inaudible] this is my last point. i personally know a couple people who have been living in the u.s. for 20, 30 years, financing and fighting themselves. at least they could be easy to find. they always complain from the administration. >> said the u.s. government provide more support into the insurgency? in the form -- >> heavy army. >> recommendations for the administration. it's quite urgent. so they either step in and fill in the void or they will jeopardize u.s. national security interests in syria -- [inaudible] syria is one of the alleys of the united states. in terms of how to do that, first they need to empower those independent counsel. so the u.s. send aid relief to the contrary. but all of that goes to organizations such as the u.n.
with no intervening action or debate on calendar number number 830 and 832 in that order. that the motion to proceed be considered made and laid on the table with no intervening action or debate and there would be no further motions in order. and any statements related to this matter be printed in the are appropriate place as if given and the president be immediately notified of the senate's action and the senate then resume legislative session. the presiding officer: is there objection? without objection, so ordered. mr. reid: i ask unanimous consent the senate proceed to a period of morning business until 1:45 p.m. today with senators permitted to speak up to ten minutes each. further that senator snowe be recognized at 1:00 p.m. for -- why don't we -- yeah, 1:00 p.m. for up to 45 minutes. finally at 1:45 p.m. the senate proceed to executive session as provided under the previous order. madam president, if you would rule on that. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. reid: madam president, we hope that after the first vote this afternoon that we'll be in a position to enter an order that w
on booktv, "after words" with guest host anti-bullying at david's an action plan for teachers, parents and communities to combat the bullying crisis. this week cynthia lowen and her book "bully." ms. lowen talks about her documentary film and talks about essays from anti-bullying and stopping the epidemic of bullying in the u.s.. >> host: i am so delighted to be here today with cynthia lowen, the producer of the widely acclaimed and really important new documentary, "bully" and the coeditor of the book of the same title. both of which, as our nation's 30 little secret about bullying in schools across america. both the movie and the book put a human face on what it's about, how it impacts kids, on both sides and on the sideline, and their families. so thank you so much cynthia for being here today. why don't we start with you telling us a little bit about yourself? how did you get here? how did you get drawn to the issue? y. here, why now? >> guest: i come from a background as a writer and when i was in middle school, i was one of those kids who was really shy. i think i try to sail und
decisions in their ability to say you know what? i have to be responsible for my actions and these are not beavers i can do. couscous of the response of the adults that are supposed to be their helping the kids, protecting them, respecting them is critical isn't it to what happens to these kids. i think we will take a quick break now and come back and talk more about some of the solutions to the problem. this is -- bullying is probably easier to spot than it is to fix and i think that if we don't take a comprehensive approach sometimes we can make things worse and our kids are too precious, aren't they? okay so we will take a break now and we will be right back. >> host: let's talk a little bit more about school resource officers and safety officers. >> guest: i think they play an important role when they start to escalate into situations where you have text messaging, where it is happening over on facebook or where it is involving more serious incidents of physical assault. one thing i think parents find is when they have tried to resolve a situation through the school o
. galante in her role as acting f.a.a. commissioner has failed, mr. president, to take serious actions to shore up the solvensolvency and prevent a tar bailout of the federal housing streasmghts the latest actuarial report shows that f.h.a. has a negative economic value and a taxpayer bailout is most likely. despite these warnings, f.h.a. waited until april of 2012 to raise additional premiums and secretary donovan, secretary of h.u.d., has testified to the senate banking committee that it will wait until next year to increase premiums by a meager 10 basis points. despite having statutory authority to do more to protect the taxpayers. ms. gallon lay tai has deathed the true -- ms. galante has denied the true severity of the problems. last year she said, "there's no evidence or widespread prediction that home prices are going to decline to the kind of levels that would require a bailout." really? yet, although some prices have risen slightly, the f.h.a.'s financial position continues to deteriorate. several experts now conclude that a taxpayer bail outis simply a matter of time, mr. pre
weight times and backlog or all the solutions? >> i would say we would have actions in progress now. i think you may be familiar with our veterans benefits management system automation of what has to this point been a paper bound process. why, in this department, where we have one the country's best electronic, and we have been developing the tool for the last two years. it's in the process of being fielded now. we'll be at 18 of the regional offices before the end of december, and we'll be fully fielded in the system for 2013 that eliminates the backlog as we indicatessed we -- indicated we would in 2015. in the meantime, the tremendous relationship with dod will begin to affect the claims that are about to be created because we have agreed to link up both personal and medical data bases so there is not this search for information in the future. >> [inaudible] >> secretary, can you help us understand your assessment if the country goes off the fiscal cliff, if there's sequestering, the impact on the afghanistan-iraq generation of veterans, those getting out now, all be it not a direct
of what they believe is virtue. it is a totalitarian society because it dictates your scope of action in life. it dictates fundamental moral choices about who to marry and whatever, all kinds of stuff. that's another way in which we need to understand and that also leads to some deeper appreciation of how you go about tackling this. very briefly, we should distinguish the term liberalism from democracy. democracy is simply a process. you had an election. he took a bow for their own enslavement and often do. people forget this. they think world for freedom. i'm sorry, but there's a constituency that is per submission. this is a site goes fact of life that is not fully appreciated. in the west. so how do you go about it? to distinguish between democracy and liberalism and you try as best you can to promote the spirit of liberalism, even if it is procedurally at the expense of the brotherhood. >> your response to that? >> i'm listening to this discussion which i enjoy thoroughly, but my mind as to how we do this. and i would throw home one point that i'm trying to stress here that i may
's deskity -- great specificity if they failed to take the action they were about to do. the public reaction was harshly negative. the notion of the government of the united states bailing out a large private insurance company created controversy and criticism for almost every corner. ultimately, the rescue of that company cost $180 billion. a staggering sum. but you know what? we've just learned this week that the taxpayers will make money on the deal. yes, it cost us $180 billion. but the taxpayers are going to make $22 billion on the transaction. and if we hadn't done it, we would have risked going into a depression. so when people say there's no role for government or it should just be a limited, shrunken role, really? would we have wanted to stand by and risk this country going into another great depression? let's recall what that was like. more than 20% of the people in this country out of work. i know my open grandfather -- own grandfather who refused to take bankruptcy owned stock in the local bank. in those days you had unlimited liability. if you owned stock in a bank. so when ther
? >> no, i think one can be -- how do i put this? kennedy did not approve hitler's action towards the jews, she was appalled, kennedy came up with his own plan to rescue the jews, but kennedy and his speeches, in his letters, and his comments and his conversations it became abundantly clear to me every myth about the jewish conspiracies, about being a loyal to one another, about jews running the new deal that was called the jew deal by many. kennedy was anti-semitic in many ways, but he was not a nazi idle and not a sympathizer of hitler. he was not charles lindbergh. >> you talk about joseph kennedy because of his character i guess. also the case that she didn't visit who became president when he got sick then joe kennedy had an affair and he was never at home. the kids mimic the mothers, so the homa wasn't as happy as we seem to think, and yet the children are outstanding individuals. how did that come about? i have written three biographies now and one of the things i've learned when is that people are contradictory. there is no one in this room that hasn't done anything that a loved on
the community's standards and committing oneself to their trait some potential freedom of action we are not going to let the kids grow up and shoes or i am going to make a commitment i consider myself a citizen of the world as an example to accept responsibility. some treat freedom of action for increased security in a moment and the two community members share certain basic assumptions and so for their behavior is more predictable. they may violate community standards but the penalty is as the communication ostracism as and costly and so transgression of the norms is more restricted. but time with strangers must constantly be spent establishing the elements of intimacy. our most is viewed as a family and functions almost completely in modes of behavior so long and definitely established that they become unconscious. in the family cow one grieves, praises, reprimands, apologizes, why is, demands, complains, these are the one conscious deutsch of the family familiar completely unknown and completely clear and the inclusion of the most beloved of house guests shatters the family inter
impose on marshall and fdr to get this kind of action in place because i don't think you bluffed marshall. but, of course, he was a good politician. he was a great politician. his approval rating as president was 65%. a number that modern politicians would kill for. and he was very good, and the way he did it, hardly the first to discover that, he had a great gift of being underestimated. he knew how useful was to be underestimated. and so montgomery had swung around and churchill would bluster and general patton could be general patton. eisenhower kept his steady shield because he was the guy in charge. he let other people have the going to let other people blow off steam, but at the end of the day he was running the show. he was marvelous and. as you say, imagine the scale of what he had to deal with. of course, nothing prepares you to be president. nothing does. but the liberation of europe is not a bad preparation, and on his first night in office he writes in a diary, funny of trouble and challenges ahead, but in a way it feels like a continuation of what i've been doing since 1941,
important role, but nothing happened without the actions of this man, and those other 52 africans onboard that vessel. theirs was the actions that set everything else in motion. so, i wanted to return to that. and i also wanted to question what had seemed to me to become one of the main arguments about the amistad case, and that was that it was a great success story about the american legal system. the fact that the supreme court could rule in their favor proved that the american legal system was the hero of the case, alongside john quincy adams. to which i ask, do you mean the same legal system that was holding two and a half million people in bondage at that moment? that's the hero of the story? i don't think so. i think we have to go back and look at the rebellion itself, and especially to look at those africans who met the rebellion. so what we have in both history and film, is actually very good history from above. history that stresses the likes of john quincy adams. what i wanted to do was to write a different kind of history, what anna called history from below. whose history is i
cyclonic action with the 600 w of power and the 10 rpm the blender this moving and all around. now we will stop. that is fantastic. now we will pour through the colander to see what is left over. these entire premise is that wec13 liquefy the food. watch what happens. >>host: the top half and pour it into here. i see some chunks. >>guest: swirl it around and see what you can do >>host: i am swirling. even the color is different david. >>guest: i have the liquid and all the way through. alyce caron has so much pulp leftover it will not go through the colander. you can sleeve that sitting there. -- leave that.she will be here for 10 minutes doing that. >>host: do you see the problem here? >>guest: through without any residue >>host: you want this to be liquified so nobody can use this quicker and faster and a taste better. you do not want that bad texture >>guest: that is horrible. we what a liquefied that will taste good, but there will be no bill pink the pulpit -- no gulping the pulp. we can make a different beverage for women and men because we are different and when you
we take action we could take a fiscal or economic crisis that forces the cuts to the military priorities, steep and arbitrary cuts that are more coherent or prioritized. the question is can we and how do we achieve savings that can improve our fiscal outlook while meeting our national security needs. to quote at arnall mullen again, he said the pentagon budget was basically doubled in the last decade and in doubling the ability to prioritize to make the decisions to deutsch analyses to make trades. we also need a review of the defense strategy that makes sure that we are preparing for the threats and risks of the 21st century, not those of the past. the efforts on the longest lines to help advance the best ideas for improving our defense strategy. earlier this year, we've funded the project by the simpson center that brought together 15 defense experts to examine our strategic defense priorities in some detail and how they should be reformed. today we announce a new coalition for the fiscal and national security. the coalition chaired by admiral mullen includes national's seni
know this: that pleas for immediate action, for jobs, for tax justice, for climate action will, at best, be met with proposals for modest accommodation and half measures and that the struggle for deep, systemic change will be met with fierce opposition. so an all-important conclusion emerges. namely, that the prospects for systemic change will depend mightily on our democracy and on the power of the social and political movement that is built. transformative change, and even most of the proposals for reform offered by progressives in washington today, will not be possible without a new politics in america. so a pro-democracy political reform and building a new, progressive movement in america must be priority number one. in the end, it all comes down the to the american people and the strong possibility that we still have it in us to use our freedom and our democracy in powerful ways to create something fine; a reborn america for our children and grandchildren. we can realize the new american dream, an america the possible, if enough of us join together in the fight for it. this new dre
to reconsider be laid on the table, with no intervening action or debate, and that any statements related to the measure be printed at the appropriate place in the record as if read. the presiding officer: without objection. so ordered. mr. begich: madam president, to conclude, this is the coast guard reauthorization bill, a bill that's taken a little while to a work out but has incredible value obviously for my home state of alaska, for your home state of washington, but really for the country to make sure we have the right elements for our coast guard and it's very exciting to see it's now moved from this side and we anticipate the house will accept. so thank you very much, madam president. i note an absence of a quorum. the presiding officer: the clerk will call the roll. quorum call: quorum call: quorum call: quorum call: quorum call: the presiding officer: the senator from delaware. mr. coons: i ask unanimous consent that the quorum call be vitiated. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. coons: mr. president, i ask unanimous consent that the senate proceed to the immediate co
families apart and shown clearly the base actions of those who have no concern for life and have not been brought to justice. for too long the drc has been ravaged by instability and war. for two decades eastern congo has been under siege by armed groups. yesterday was the national congress for the defense of the people, today it is m23. what will it be tomorrow? will we stand by and allow a fragile peace to be held together by empty promises? the murders and rapes must be brought to an end. what is troubling about this recent conflict is the dock united involvement by the neighboring governments in the drc easter tore y'all integrity. while the governments vehemently deny such involvements, a growing body of evidence raises questions that suggest otherwise. i close these remarks where i began, urging that all efforts be put towards laying the foundation for lasting peace not only in the drc, but also in the region. i ask that a letter being sent to president obama be submitted for the record calling for the establishment of a special u.s. envoy and african union envoy. the purposes of th
states to military action. but at the same time, there was no doubt, based on his ranking and chairmanship of the subcommittee and defense and appropriations over period of years, he was a person who always hit bottom, could be counted on to insure that this nation was well defended. that we did not make mistakes. and he and senator ted stevens had a unique relationship. when something really developed that was important for the defense department, it involved a danger to our government or could do damage to the department or they needed something really seriously needed it, often times in this government we can't respond and if we don't respond effectively, they would go to daniel inouye and ted stevens and it would be fixed because they understood that peace through strength was the best way to avoid war and they felt there was great responsibility to insure that the defense department was not damaged on their watch. their experience and judgment was such that they could tell the difference between wind and complaints and real danger to american defense capability. i wou
lugar -- but because of dick lugar's vision, careful negotiations and decisive action, indianapolis became a model for other cities are across the nation. when the law took effect in 1970, indianapolis' population rose from 476,000 to 793,000. moving from the 26th-largest city to one of the nation's dozen largest cities literally overnight. when i think of the numerous, positive changes in indianapolis over the past 40 years, i see the fulfillment of the vision of then-mayor dick lugar. now, the midwest has a way of producing men and women of sense and decency. not all of us fall in that category. sometimes that sense is questioned. but we do have individuals who have the ability to see to the heart of a matter and to resolve and find a way to resolve a problem. such skill is extremely valuable in the united states senate, a body that by its very designing -- design is posed to foster compromise between legislators on issues before the nation. and so it was a natural progression that following his success as mayor, dick lugar's next job would be serving hoosiers as a united states s
to block or delay ?as action on a bill. this is about an hour and 15 minutes. >> we, of course, welcome on each occasion those who join us on the heritage.org website, and we ask everyone in house to check cell phones are off as a curtesy to the speakers, and we will, of course, post the program within 24 hours on the heritage home page. those listening online are welcome at any time to send comments or questioning us, e-mail us, and hosting the discussion this afternoon is mike frank, the vice president for government studies. in this capacity, he oversees our work to help members of congress and the executive branch understand and defend conservative principles and exercise their constitutional powers. he previously servedded as director of communications for the house majority leader dick army of texas, and prior to that, he was heritage's director of congressional relations, and he's additionally served in the office of national drug control policy and council for former representative of california. please join me in welcoming my colleague mike frank. mike? [applause] >> hello to e
to apply for the deferred action program announced by the administration, but that program would simply give her a reprieve without the security and certainty that she needs to advance and continue her schooling. that is the path to citizenship that our dreamers need and deserve. so that they can go to school, serve in our military, give back to this country, earn their citizenship through deeds. not just words, but deeds that make us all proud and contribute to the quality of life in our nation. that's what they want to do, is to earn citizenship that so many of us take for granted and that so many people in this country have as a birthright without the effort that she will devote to becoming a united states citizen. we have great citizens born here, who value and prize their citizenship. but solange is one who deserves a path and the ability to earn it through her deeds and her accomplishments in school and afterward. on this human rights day, i thank this body for giving me the honor. it is an extraordinary honor to say how much human rights mean in this country. we are the paragon o
use the word speculator for the index fund with i will move on. the process of the no action letters you've got market participants who are trying to complete the work ahead of the compliance date, and then at the 11th hour the date is extended. certainly it would be better if it were extended prior to the 11th hour. by understand the cftc has been issuing new letters and temporary relief exempt of orders and they tend to come in at the 11th hour. it can be frustrating for those who don't know until that 11th-hour whether that document will be issued to you think the full implementation schedule with adequate time for compliance would be more appropriate, or in the alternative to post a full no action letter until all of the dodd-frank rules are finalized? in general what can be done so that companies don't have to wait until the 11th hour? >> with respect to debt of both its completed in 2011, one year ago. and when they were completely said the compliance would be july 15th or 17th of this year. we extended the general compliance of that until about this time. so now they have had
what, i have to be responsible for my actions and here are the things i can do. the response of the adults that are supposed to be there, helping kids, protecting them, it is very critical. it is very critical to what happens to the children. >> host: all right, i think we will take a quick break now. and we will come back and talk more about some of the solutions to the problem. bullying is probably easier to spot than it is to fix. >> guest: absolutely. >> host: i think that if we don't take a comprehensive approach, sometimes we can make things worse by bumbling. okay, we will take a break now and we will be right back. >> guest: thank you. >> host: okay. >> on the go? visit booktv.org and click on podcasts on the upper left side of the page. select which podcast he would like to download and listen to "after words" while you travel. >> host: let's talk a little bit more about the school safety officers. >> guest: these officers can play a very important role when situations start to escalate where you have text messaging and bullying is happening. also when it involves mo
and humanly and naturally possible. later that day i wandered down to the cemetery with the famous mr. action epitaph and realized quite by accident the last place on the mountain where the sun shines is his grave. so it is so like jefferson to soak up every last hour every moment of energy and a flight. so what do we make of this man who was so eager to increase the day to enjoy it and to endure as long as he did? - we have to see him for what he was. he was a working politician. here is what george washington wrote to jefferson and hamilton and they're relatively rough early days in the cabin at in the 79 peace wendi as jefferson put we were put in the cabinet like cops at each other's throats. here's washington. however unfortunate while we are encompassed on all sides with avowed enemies and insidious trends that internal dissensions should be hearing and tearing our titles. harrowing and tearing our titles it's a very vivid phrase jon adams in the same era said jefferson's mind is poisoned with passion, prejudice and faction. hamilton said of jefferson this is how well it worked, hamilto
character even in interactional action. >> lenin returns to moscow from exile and people turn out to see one in. this guy gets off the train in the spring a business suit and they are looking for this fiery, dressed like a worker. you keep it going for a while and you're still waiting to get off of the train and then he says something to somebody. this was left. i thought that was a great piece of business because it just meant you don't always get what should expect. talking about a character everybody supposed to know. >> monday made a long journey to st. petersburg to the station where he made that speech and while he was in sweden, the swedish communists.net close. out of the goodness of their heart because he arrived at the finland station looking like a bush vote, which is mildly embarrassing. >> yes, that's a true story. >> i have to ask you this, but do you ever -- are there are days that go by in the place he would write that you say that's what i'm going today. >> i never do that. i have good days and bad days, but on a bad day every something knowing they can fix it tomorrow. righ
the regulators? to say the least government actions before the crisis were seriously inadequate to protect against the economic debacle. knots' and related is the fact that the financial insurance and real-estate sector was by far the greatest source of campaign contributions to federal candidates and parties contributed almost half a billion dollars in the election cycle 2007-2008 alone. financial services industry too often used its clout to lobby for government policies that ultimately hurt rather than benefited major financial terms. classic was the may fannie mae and freddie mac fought for years against more capable supervision and better capital standards. that might have saved them from making bad decisions that destroyed the two companies in 2008. the industry's political strength impeded other supervisory actions as well such as the effort of regulators to limit excessive lending concentrations in non-traditional mortgages or commercial real-estate. the question then becomes whether from the perspective of organization and management there's any major recommendation that if well i
that will apply next year. arguably, you don't have to take action this year, you have the whole of next year during which you can reach resolution to that issue. now, the only reason why i think that's an extraordinarily bad idea is i think it would be viewed quite unfavorably by the financial markets. and so you could see a reaction. and it is really bad tax policy to be legislating in the middle of the tax year on the basic structure of the income tax for that year. >> host: we'll go to jeff in tampa, florida, independent caller. >> caller: good morning, how you doing? >> host: good morning, sir. >> caller: yes, i have a question for mr. buckley, and this is more -- it may be a little generic, but something that a couple of my friends and i have talked about and just trying a basic understanding of. instead of having an income tax, has there ever been any discussion about having a national or a federal sales tax to help offset so this way everyone from the rich to the poor, everyone pays the same amount? i mean, i'm not sure the exact amount that you would have to pay, i'm not an economist
with no intervening action or debate. and i would just add -- and i will be brief because i don't want to take from my colleagues' time. again, what this bill does is provide more stem visas than the previous bill. it producers an entrepreneurship visa which the other bill doesn't and it does not take away existing visas which the senator from texas doesn't like but many other people find popular, good and necessary. the unemployment of those on the diversity visas coming in is much lower than that of the national average. and so if we want to pass a pure stem bill without extraneous provisions added by people who are antiimmigration because they don't want to see any net increase in immigration, i urge the support of our bill, and i move the bill. the presiding officer: is there objection? the senator from texas. mr. cornyn: reserving the right to object. the problem with the senator's proposal is that this piece of legislation he has referred to has not passed out of committee in the senate. it has not passed the house. this bill, the stem act, has passed the house. it has a two-year sunset provisio
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